The Romanian Foreign Minister will discuss the Republic of Moldova in Vilnius

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Bogdan Aurescu, will pay an official visit to Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania, during March 13-14, 2023, at the invitation of his Lithuanian counterpart Gabrielius Landsbergis. The two ministers will also discuss the multidimensional support given by the two countries to Ukraine and the future reconstruction process of this country, but also about the Republic of Moldova.

“On the occasion of the visit, the Romanian Foreign Minister will have consultations with the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and a meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament of Lithuania, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen. Priority topics on the bilateral, regional, European, and security agenda will be addressed. With regard to the bilateral agenda, the consultations will allow the identification of new opportunities for deepening it, including from a sectoral perspective, in the application of the decisions of the visit to Bucharest in May 2022 of the President of Lithuania, Gitanas Nausėda, respectively of the visit to Lithuania in November 2022 of the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis”, he writes in a press release.


Regarding the European agenda, topics such as Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area and the expansion of the European Union, subjects of particular interest to both Romania and the Republic of Lithuania, will be addressed, with priority, both countries being strong supporters of the continuation of European integration, including the enlargement of the Schengen area, respectively of the EU enlargement process.

As for the Republic of Moldova, the consultations will focus on the impact of the war on us, as a state in the region.

“… with an emphasis on the security situation in the Republic of Moldova and joint measures to counter the destabilizing actions promoted by Russia and to strengthen the resilience and security of the Republic of Moldova”, the same statement states.

Regarding the security agenda, the consultations will aim to implement all the decisions of the Madrid Summit to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense posture on the Alliance’s Eastern Flank, and preparations for the future NATO Summit to be hosted by Lithuania in July 2023.

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